Ford Taurus Service Manual: Bumpers

SPECIFICATIONS

Torque Specifications

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Bumper Cover - Front

Removal

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.

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  1. NOTE: Three on each side.

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  1. NOTE: If equipped.

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  1. NOTE: If equipped.

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  1. NOTE: One on each side.

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  1. NOTE: The rearward upper portion of the bumper cover must be pulled outward and downward to unclip it from the fender.

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  1. If necessary, install new bumper cover mounting brackets.

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Bumper - Front

Removal

  1. Remove the front bumper cover. For additional information, refer to Bumper Cover - Front.
  1. If equipped, remove the active grille shutter assembly. For additional information refer to Section 501-02.
  1. NOTE: The removal of the speed control sensor or the cruise control sensor bracket will require vertical alignment of the cruise control sensor and Cruise-Control Module (C-CM) Calibration when reinstalled.

    If equipped, remove the cruise control sensor and bracket. For additional information, refer to Section 413-13B.

  1. If equipped.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).

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  1. NOTE: There are 2 tack welds on each side of the front bumper. These welds must be drilled out to remove the beam.

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  1. NOTE: Tack welds retaining the front bumper to the body rails are not required for installation. Install new front bumper bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 23 Nm (17 lb-ft).

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Bumper Cover - Rear

Removal

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the rear taillamps. For additional information, refer to Section 417-01.

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  1. NOTE: Four on each side.

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  1. NOTE: On each side.

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  1. NOTE: Pull upward beneath the tail lamps to release the bumper cover upper clips.

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  1. NOTE: Inspect the lower back sheet metal for distortion.

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  1. NOTE: If necessary, install new bumper cover mounting reinforcements before installation.

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Bumper - Rear

Removal

  1. Remove the rear bumper cover. For additional information, refer to Bumper Cover - Rear.
  1. NOTE: Inspect the rear bumper double-ended studs for damage. If necessary, install new rear bumper double-ended studs.

    NOTE: Anytime the rear bumper nuts are removed, it is necessary to re-tighten the rear bumper double-ended studs.

    • Tighten the rear bumper nuts to 23 Nm (17 lb-ft).
    • Tighten the rear bumper double-ended studs to 12 Nm (106 lb-in).

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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